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What can I do through the admin console?

The admin console provides key insights into your team’s activities, as well as shortcuts to important and common admin actions. It allows you access to everything you need to do within Dropbox Business.

Dropbox Business admin console

The Dropbox Business admin console gives you centralized control of all the most important functions and features you need.

Your new best friend

The admin console has a number of features to help you make the most of your team’s Dropbox experience.

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Security

Keeping your data secure is our top priority. That’s why you can use Dropbox with existing security tools, like integrating third-party applications you already use as a team, or more custom solutions like using the Dropbox Business API to build in-house apps that integrate Dropbox into your business processes. As an admin, you can enable two-step verification, generate activity reports, unlink stolen or lost devices from the Dropbox Business account, and even use remote wipe to delete an account off of a team member’s device.

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Monitoring

The Dropbox Business admin console gives you a quick way to see how often your team members use their accounts.

You can view the number of active users on your team, how much storage space has been used, and the number of shared links and active shared folders. Admins can even view this data over three different time periods: last week, last month, or last six months.

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Management

The admin console makes it easy to support and enable your organization’s productivity. Dropbox Business admins can automate the creation and removal of accounts from an existing Active Directory system. Once integrated, you can use Active Directory to manage membership. Admins can also enable single sign-on (SSO), which allows team members access to Dropbox by signing into a central identity provider already in use.

You can also control how your team uses their Dropbox Business accounts on mobile devices. Enterprise mobility management (EMM) allows organizations to manage mobile device usage on their apps, networks, and devices. With EMM, Dropbox Business teams can work with third-party EMM providers to gain even more control over how members use the Dropbox mobile apps.

Note: enterprise mobility management (EMM) is available to Dropbox Business teams on an Enterprise plan.

Enabling single sign-on (SSO) through the admin console

SSO makes life easier and more secure for your team. You can put the identity management provider you already trust in charge of authentication, and team members can access Dropbox without another password to manage.

Once you’ve signed into your Dropbox admin account, go to the admin console and click Settings in the left sidebar. Under Authentication, select Single sign-on. You can choose whether to make SSO optional or required for your team. After that, if you’re using an existing identity provider, you can enter the sign-in URL and X.509 certificate from your provider.

Note: SSO integration is only available to Dropbox Business teams on an Advanced or Enterprise plan.

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Navigate the console

The admin console is the central place for adding or removing users, monitoring activity, setting your team's security options, and managing your billing information. Depending on your admin tier, you’ll see different tabs within the admin console.

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Insights

Available to all admins, the Insights dashboard allows you to gather insights on your team’s activities, access shortcuts to important functions, and quickly find members to manage their account settings.